Block D is a torus fuel tank with an oval shaped oxidizer tank above it, which has a "skirt" around it. It has a lot of latticework and it carries the LK lunar lander.
|A nice abstract view on the tank dome parts. Yes, I need a new cutting mat. I know.|
I used the online shroud calculator to make these beauties:
|The middle part of the LOX tank. In the background the fuel torus tank.|
|Torus, skirt and LOX tank. On this photo, the skirt has yet to be reinforced around the rims.|
The torus itself was made from shiny silver coloured card and small strips of aluminium tape to conceal the seams a little. A darker band around the torus will be used for attaching the framework to the skirt.
|The small blemish on the hatch is a little accident with the masking tape that tore off the upper paper layer.|
|The metallic colour does shine more than you see here.|
Meanwhile, the Block G stage got an extra colour sprayed on after I found out the size and shape was as good as correct but the lower part was dark grey in colour. I used a Tamiya spray can to correct this small error. I also painted the engine section in gun metal for some extra depth. A fake pearl bead serves as pressure tank.
Up next is the assembly of the Block D parts and a lot of latticework to continue. More on that in the next post.
I have to thank my Hungarian friend Zoltan for providing me with some awesome measurements for the LOK Soyuz spacecraft. I couldn't find out the measurements of the separate parts of the spacecraft anywhere. Luckily Zoli could, with a virtual caliper. Now that is a nifty tool. I must try and find a free OSX one for me one day...
For now, this is it, see you next time!